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Autos and Ola, Uber, Rapido Cabs Strike in Hyderabad 16 Feb 2024

Autos and Ola, Uber, Rapido Cabs Strike in Hyderabad 16 Feb 2024

Autos and Ola, Uber, Rapido Cabs Strike in Hyderabad 16 Feb 2024, Impact and Demands, How Will It Impact Transportation Services.

The impending strike of autos and cabs in Hyderabad is poised to disrupt transportation services significantly. Scheduled for Friday, this protest stems from several grievances held by drivers against recent policy changes. Let’s delve into the details of this impending strike, its anticipated consequences, and the demands put forth by the protesting drivers.

Strike Details of Autos and Ola, Uber, Rapido Cabs Strike in Hyderabad

The strike, organized by auto-rickshaw and cab drivers, is slated to paralyze transportation services across Hyderabad. The protest is primarily in response to the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, which introduces stricter penalties for ‘hit-and-run’ cases. Moreover, drivers are contesting the ‘Mahalakshmi scheme,’ a government initiative offering free bus travel to women.

Expected Impact

Transportation services, including those provided by popular platforms like Ola, Uber, and Rapido, are expected to grind to a halt. Commuters relying on these services may find themselves stranded, especially those traveling to and from the airport.

Solidarity and Support

Shaik Salauddin, founder state president of the Telangana Gig and Platform Workers union (TGPWU), has voiced support for the striking drivers. He emphasizes the need for comprehensive measures to safeguard the rights and welfare of gig and platform workers, echoing the demands of the protesting drivers.

Demands

The protesting drivers are demanding the implementation of laws protecting the interests of gig workers, the establishment of welfare boards, and access to social security benefits like ESI, PF, maternity, and pension benefits. Additionally, they seek fair wages and the withdrawal of the contentious hit-and-run law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the main reason behind the strike?

The strike is primarily a response to recent policy changes, including stricter penalties for ‘hit-and-run’ cases and the implementation of the ‘Mahalakshmi scheme.’

Q2: How will the strike impact transportation services in Hyderabad?

The strike is expected to bring transportation services, including those provided by Ola, Uber, and Rapido, to a standstill, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Q3: Who is supporting the striking drivers?

Shaik Salauddin, founder state president of the Telangana Gig and Platform Workers union (TGPWU), has expressed solidarity with the striking drivers, emphasizing the need for comprehensive measures to protect gig workers’ rights.

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